Think about it, same day weigh ins-are not given so fighters can recoup.
If same day weigh ins happened, fighters would still cut the same amount of weight.
Its allot of cash.
If you have ever wrestled, played judo, played bjj, or any kind of boxing/thai boxing
even semi seriously you would see this is all par for the course.
If you have not seen this kind of cutting in person it says something about your training.
every one cuts past a certain level.
you see much bigger cuts for mma or boxing because most fighters are not in ‘fighting shape’
or close to it for most of the year, even if they ‘train’ hard most of the year,
they are not in a fight camp. Most ‘walking around weight’ is pre fight camp.
Cutting is part of the game, and its not going anywhere.
This is pretty much spot on. A lot of folks confuse ‘walking weight’, how much weight a fighter loses during training camp, and how much water a fighter cuts immediately before weigh-ins. Yes, some guys do cut a LOT of water, but that’s their choice. Personally I think it’s a little over-rated and people think “If I could just cut a few more pounds I could be champ!” but whatever. It’s part of the sport, some guys like it, some don’t, some cut more than others, but I don’t think it’s the huge advantage a lot of people think it is. If a dude that outweighs you by 10 pounds can manhandle you, he could probably do it anyway.